At Ignite Counselling Services, we provide therapeutic services to members of the Black community in the Greater Toronto Area. Our mission is to break the stigma within our current generation and the generations to come when it comes to accessing therapy and achieving mental wellness.
We are committed to working from a holistic and trauma informed framework which will allow us to empower Black individuals to be vocal about their mental health challenges. We strive on meeting individuals where they are at and providing support in a empathetic, non-judgmental way.
With this commitment, staff at Ignite Counselling Services will be able to allow those in need to openly share their life experiences and achieve mental wellness through their version of personal growth.
"What Black mental health needs is less candor on normalizing pain and suffering. Members of the Black community need access to more unashamed conversations around overcoming adversities and achieving mental wellness and resilience in our communities for our present and future generations. There's still a stigma about seeking therapy to manage your own well-being. At Ignite Counselling Services, we aim to support you in your time of need and show you the ways therapy can benefit you."
Francesca Serwaa is a compassionate and empathetic Social Worker/ Psychotherapist who has been practicing professionally since 2016. Throughout her professional career, she’s recognized society’s lack of emphasis placed on members of the Black community and the stigma associated to their mental health needs. This has resulted to her launching her private practice as a Black Therapist in the GTA serving members of the Black community to focus on debunking the stigma associated in seeking therapy.
Francesca’s message of overcoming adversities is driven by her personal and professional experiences in the areas of grief, trauma, depression and addictions. Her transparency as it relates to her personal journey gives a face, voice and hope to those who’ve yet to recognize their emotional and resilient strength.
She is the Founder of Ignite Counselling Services, which is focused on providing dedicated and non-judgmental counselling and therapeutic supports to members of the Black community.
Francesca believes that now is time for future generations to no longer suffer in silence during their time of need, to no longer normalize pain and suffering and to not be fearful when it comes to seeking supports.
Francesca would like to personally welcome you to Ignite Counselling Service, where we work with you to empower your inner flame.
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